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How to Go on Living When Someone You Love Dies

by Therese Rando, Bantam Doubleday Dell, ISBN 0553352695 (1991)

From the publisher: Mourning the death of a loved one is a process all of us will go through at one time or another. But wherever the death is sudden or anticipated, few of us are prepared for it or for the grief it brings. There is no right or wrong way to grieve; each person’s response to loss will be different. Now, in this compassionate, comprehensive guide, Therese A. Rando, Ph.D., bereavement specialist and author of Loss and Anticipatory Grief, leads you gently through the painful but necessary process of grieving and helps you find the best way for yourself.

Beyond Grief

by Carol Staudacher, New Harbinger Publications, ISBN 0934986436(1987)

From the publisher: Grief, though common to the human experience, is deeply individual. Acting as a source of healing for the bereaved, Beyond Grief explores the various facets of the grieving process.

The Courage to Grieve

by Judy Tatelbaum, HarperCollins Publishers, ISBN 0060911859 (1984)

From the publisher: This unusual self-help book about surviving grief offers the reader comfort and inspiration. Each of us will face some loss, sorrow and disappointment in our lives, and The Courage to Grieve provides the specific help we need to enable us to face our grief fully and to recover and grow from the experience. Although the book emphasizes the response to the death of a loved one, The Courage to Grieve can help with every kind of loss and grief.

The Grief Recovery Handbook

by John W. James and Russell Friedman, HarperCollins Publishers, ISBN 0060952733 (1998)

From the publisher: Incomplete recovery from grief can have a lifelong negative effect on your capacity for happiness. Drawing from their own histories, as well as from others, the authors illustrate what grief is and how it is possible to recover and regain energy and spontaneity. Based on a proven program, now extensively revised, The Grief Recovery Handbook offers grievers the specific actions needed to complete the grieving process and accept loss. For those ready to regain a sense of aliveness, the principles outlined here make this a life-changing handbook.

How to Survive the Loss of a Love

by Melba Colgrove, Mary Books/Prelude Press ISBN 0931580439 (1993)

From the publisher: Completely revised and expanded to nearly twice its original size: the 2-million-copy national bestseller that is one of the most directly helpful and inspirational books available on the subject of loss-either by death or divorce-and emotional recovery.

What’s Heaven?

by Maria Shriver, St. Martin’s Press, ISBN 0307440435 (1999)

From the publisher: How do you explain death to children? How do you help them understand the loss of a loved one? Journalist Maria Shriver was faced with this dilemma when her grandmother, Rose, died. Her discussions with her oldest daughter, Katherine, who was six at the time, became the inspiration for Shriver’s first book for children, What’s Heaven? This touching story, beautifully illustrated by award-winning artist Sandra Speidel, is an important tool for other parents trying to explain the mystery of death to their children.

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